A dedicated showcase to honour Singapore’s Cultural Medallion recipients and celebrate their achievements, Our Cultural Medallion Story celebrates Singapore’s Cultural Medallion recipients and showcases their accomplishments through physical and digital presentations.
Visitors to Our Cultural Medallion Story will receive a Near Field Communication (NFC) token device to interact with selected sections of the showcase. The NFC token allows visitors to respond and provide input as they explore the showcase, sharing their preferences as they encounter stories about the Cultural Medallion recipients and learn about their outstanding contributions in areas such as literary, film, visual, performing and multidisciplinary arts.
As part of Our Cultural Medallion Story, audiences can also view a collection of short videos on the Cultural Medallion recipients produced by NAC since 2004 for screening during the annual Cultural Medallion Award ceremony. This series of videos featuring over 40 recipients offers a glimpse into the recipients’ creative journeys and experiences and will be updated each year with videos of new Cultural Medallion recipients. For the first time, also available for public viewing is the display of the Cultural Medallion coin, lapel pin, and certificate.
Visitors are invited to step into the creative worlds of the Cultural Medallion recipients through a selection of over 200 publications written by or about the recipients, provided as part of a collaboration with NLB. At the showcase, visitors can browse through these publications on display. If they are interested to read them in greater detail, they can also visit public libraries across Singapore to borrow a copy.
Another highlight is the interactive digital station where visitors can view images of selected artworks by Cultural Medallion artists collected through our National Collection. Visitors can also find out more about all the Cultural Medallion recipients through write-ups published by NAC and selected news reports about the Cultural Medallion Awards from the archive of SPH Media.
Our Cultural Medallion Story and the rest of The Arts House will be spaces where visitors can enjoy and support creative activities by the Cultural Medallion recipients, such as book launches, exhibitions, talks, and workshops. The spaces at The Arts House are also available for Cultural Medallion recipients to utilise for artistic presentation, providing a dynamic and living space for Singapore’s top artists to further their artistic endeavours.
When: 27 Nov 2021 - 31 Dec 2022,
By: The Arts House